January 11, 2008

"Pal bhar mein ye kya ho gaya," Swami (1977)

Today's Shabana-gaana is a cute bit of sweetness from Swami - "Pal bhar mein ye kya ho gaya." In this song a besotted Shabana has fallen in love with the guy-next-door - who actually does love her for her mind, believe it or not - and she finds herself here distracted by daydreams, unable to concentrate on hanging on the washing, making garlands, or even whatever Proust or Milton she is trying to read.

I like this song because it highlights some of the cuter aspects of this character that are on display in the first 45 minutes of this film, before it all goes wrong for the poor girl. She's a little bold, a little awkward, smart, curious, girlish, and sweet. She doesn't look half bad, either. In fact the entire film is a parade of one simple but beautiful sari after another. I had wanted to do a screencap post of "The saris of Swami" but I never finished preparing it; I got tired out at around the twelfth.


Aung Phyoe said...

Hi thanks for this song, I want to watch Swami again but I still cannot find the DVD. By the way there is the link for Shabanaji first appreance in Koffee with Karan with Shobha De "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXfUjEQ0Qlg&feature=user" and I hope you will found it. It's more rapid than season 2. Have a nice weekend.
With Regards
Aung Phyoe

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see what your unfinished piece on the saris of Swami. I just borrowed Swami from the library, and spent most of my time watching it oooing and ahhing over the saris. Some still photos I could look at after I return the video would be much appreciated!


Filmi Geek said...

Thanks you Zab - I did post a bunch of screencaps from the movie here:
It's not a complete set, but since you have asked so nicely, perhaps I will make the time to do a formal accounting of all the saris in the film. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Carla

This is one of my favourite songs.



Unknown said...

Shabanaji is most beautiful star with great actress.